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description

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of description

  1. 1 a vivid representation in words of someone or something we immediately recognized the man from our cousin's description of him Synonyms of description definition, delineation, depiction, picture, portrait, portraiture, portrayal, rendering, sketch, vignette Words Related to description account, anecdote, chronicle, narrative, report, story, tale, yarn; demonstration, exemplification, illustration; clarification, elucidation, explanation, explication, exposition

  2. 2 a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common fixes small appliances and other things of that description Synonyms of description breed, class, sort, feather, genre, ilk, kidney, kind, like, manner, nature, order, species, strain, stripe, type, varietyWords Related to description model; sample, specimen; bracket, bunch, category, division, family, grade, group, grouping, lot, persuasion, rank(s), set, suite

Synonym Discussion of description

type, kind, sort, nature, description, character mean a number of individuals thought of as a group because of a common quality or qualities. type may suggest strong and clearly marked similarity throughout the items included so that each is typical of the group.
    • one of three basic body types
kind may suggest natural grouping.
    • a zoo seemingly having animals of every kind
sort often suggests some disparagement.
    • the sort of newspaper dealing in sensational stories
nature may imply inherent, essential resemblance rather than obvious or superficial likenesses.
    • two problems of a similar nature
description implies a group marked by agreement in all details belonging to a type as described or defined.
    • not all acts of that description are actually illegal
character implies a group marked by distinctive likenesses peculiar to the type.
    • research on the subject so far has been of an elementary character


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